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Unique tropicalized dial
34.256.xxx was produced in 1973.
Originally blue, its dial has undergone an incredible tropicalization, the blue turning to a kind of bronze, with a constellation of gold spots, resembling a starry sky.
Interestingly, its black bezel has also taken on a dark brown tint. Its case was mirror polished and it is accompanied by a brown leather strap matching the color of the dial.
All its part are period correct.
About the model
As early as 1968, eager to anticipate the specific needs of NASA, Omega started to work on improvements to the Moonwatch.
At the same time, new technologies and new functionalities were appearing and becoming more popular: automatic winding on chronographs, day and date indication, then quartz and other innovations.
Always at the forefront of research, Omega gradually introduced these novelties in its various ranges, and notably on the Speedmaster.
After the Mark II, the second evolution, logically named Mark III, integrated the caliber 1040, an automatic chronograph with a date function.
In addition to the blue dial, it was also produced with a black and a silver dial.